Currently, India is playing the second Test match against South Africa in Pune. Virat Kohli is playing the 50th Test match as captain. He has been the most successful Indian Test captain. Under him, the team has won 29 Test matches – most by an Indian captain. He has registered one more individual record.
In the ongoing Pune Test match, Virat Kohli has scored 150+ runs in the first innings. Now, he has scored nine times 150+ runs which are the most by a Test captain. He has the break the record of legend Sir Don Bradman who scored 8 times 150+ runs as Test captain. Next players in the list are Michael Clarke, Mahela Jayawardene, Brian Lara and Graeme Smith who all scored seven times.
Virat has scored its 26th Test Century and 69th international century in his career after smashing a hundred in the first innings of the second Test match against the Proteas. He is on no. 2 in ICC Test batting rankings. Steve Smith, during Ashes 2019, has taken the top position of Test rankings from the skipper. But Virat Kohli will surely come back to his position.
Virat Kohli the leader of No.1 Test team
Virat Kohli is leading the team which is No.1 in the Test match and also on top in the points table of ICC World Test Championship 2019-21. After winning the first Test match against the Proteas in Visakhapatnam, India has gained 40 points and is on top with 160 points. To maintain its positon India will try to win the Test series in the home ground.
The Proteas is playing the first Test series after ICC World Cup 2019. The visitors are under transition period as most of the players are inexperienced. Faf du Plessis would have pressure to win the second Test match.
Virat Kohli is a determined player and can play long spell for the team.